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I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

Helen Keller Quotes

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In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron Quotes

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I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other

Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes

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That he was never less at leisure than when at leisure: nor that he was ever less alone than when alone. [Lat., Nunquam se minus otiosum esse quam cum otiosus; nec minus solum quam cum solus esset.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Officiis (bk. III, ch. I)

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I am as one who is left alone at a banquet, the lights dead and the flowers faded.

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: The Last Days of Pompeii (ch. V)

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I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind

Albert Einstein Quotes

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Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it--and that's all I got.

Sabrina Ward Harrison Quotes

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Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Quotes

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Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.

Thomas Wolfe Quotes

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To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.

Anna Louise Strong Quotes

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Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude.

John Stuart Blackie Quotes , Source: Sonnet--Highland Solitude

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Alone!--That worn-out word, So idly spoken, and so coldly heard; Yet all that poets sing, and grief hath known, Of hope laid waste, knells in that word--Alone!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, first Baron Lytton Quotes , Source: New Timon (pt. II)

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But 'midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men, To hear, to see, to feel, and to possess, And roam along, the world's tired denizen, With none who bless us, none whom we can bless.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 26)

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This is to be along; this, this is solitude!

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 26)

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Among them, but not of them.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 113)

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In solitude, when we are least alone.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 90)

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'Tis solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers; vanity can give No hollow aid; alone--man with his God must strive.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 33)

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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 33)

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Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide, wide sea.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. IV)

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So lonely 'twas that God himself Scarce seemed there to be.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Ancient Mariner (pt. VII)

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I praise the Frenchman; his remark was shrewd,-- "How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude." But grant me still a friend in my retreat, Whom I may whisper--Solitude is sweet.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Retirement (l. 739), quotation is also attributed to Jean de la Bruyere and to Jean Louis Guez de Ba

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Oh, for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more!

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 1)

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O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk

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Solitude is the nurse of enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is the true parent of genius. In all ages solitude has been called for--has been flown to.

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius (ch. X)

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